We’re keeping Kikkan Randall in our thoughts and wishing her a fast and full recovery as she begins treatment for her recently diagnosed breast cancer. The Olympic Gold Medalist shared the news via Instagram and her blog on Wednesday, July 11, announcing, “The color pink has taken on a new chapter in my life as I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Although we caught it early and the prognosis is good, my life will change quite a bit in the coming months. I have returned to Anchorage for treatment at the Providence Alaska Cancer Center.” Randall continues to comment on the diagnosis and its mental toll stating, “It’s a scary thing to learn you have cancer and I have wondered every day since how this could have possibly happened to me. But I have promised myself that I will remain positive and active and determined throughout my treatment. I am going to bring as much tenacity, strength, and energy toward this challenge as I have throughout my entire career.”
Randall began her first round of chemotherapy on Monday. She’ll be sharing news along her journey on her blog at kikkan.com.